I finished this Selmer-Maccaferri-inspired tenor about 6 weeks ago, and have been struggling to find a good balanced string set for it (GDAE tuning, 22.8 in./580 mm scale length). Based on my tension calculations and experiences with cobbled-together string sets thus far, the ideal string set would look something like this:
* "Argentine" silvered copper (or whatever the metal is) on the wound strings.
* E = 0.013 to 0.015
* A = 0.020w to 0.022w
* D = 0.034w to 0.036w
* G = 0.050w to 0.054w
Looking on the Savarez website, I see that they make a GDAE tenor banjo set that fits all of these criteria . . . but I can't seem to find it in the USA. Does anyone know who may stock this string set, or does anyone have suggestions for an alternative set?
Thanks a bunch!